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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2015, 07:58:13 pm »
Jan nee Fok J---Kak Bashplate imho --you would have had the same prevention by sticking tin -foil on the covers --I hope you did not pay for it --I would ask for a re-fund and new casings plus money for all the extra fuel I paid all the time to carry that dead weight on the bike  ::)  :pot:
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2015, 09:08:23 pm »
A true misadventure!
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2015, 08:59:11 am »
Jan nee Fok J---Kak Bashplate imho --you would have had the same prevention by sticking tin -foil on the covers --I hope you did not pay for it --I would ask for a re-fund and new casings plus money for all the extra fuel I paid all the time to carry that dead weight on the bike  ::)  :pot:

wahahaha Blazes, will you please make me a proper Bash plate??
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2015, 09:13:33 am »
ok so as promised the rest of the story:

After getting the bike to a place where we could get the bakkie to it, we finally got back to Mbabane at about 17:00 on Saterday.

We knew that the police in Swazi drove DR's, so a new plan came to mind:

If we could find a filter cover I could drill out the broken bolt and then there was this slight possibility that Sunday would not be a write off for me.

We then proceeded to drive through Mbabane, looking for a bike shop/police station, with one on the back of the bakkie, and two of us in the front (single cab), and the other took the scenic route back to Bombazo's.

This went well, and the guy on the back then took the change to mount the bike while we are driving through town (more on this later).
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2015, 09:25:14 am »
The next moment a massive rain storm breaks out, which led to the guy on the back also getting into the passenger seat, on top of the other guy.

Now I don't know when was the last time you saw to fully grown men in one seat, on top of each other...

I recall the one supporting his own weight a couple of times for blood circulation, the one at the bottom going on about dead puppies, dead puppies...
All I know is both my bakkie and I felt somewhat violated.

We managed to get to the police station, where is was shocked:

1) The police in Mbabane does not drive DR's anymore.
2) The police man was groomed to the T.
3) He phoned a couple of people till he found a number for a bike shop that worked on their DR's
4) He was giving me coins, to phone the bike shop, that then just led to the one guy giving me the next guys number.
5) He continued to give me coins, till the traffic police arrived at the police station, where they then wanted to arrest the guy sitting on the bike on the back of the bakkie.

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2015, 09:34:34 am »
After some sweet talking, about 10 calls (with policeman's coins) and no luck with bike shop owners, the traffic police then insisted that we follow them as they will give us an escort too the biggest scrap yard in Mbabane, they where sure that we would get a part there.

So back to broke back bakkie, we followed them for probably 15km out of town to the scrap yard, where they politely waved goodbye, with out arresting the any of us.

Needless to say, there was a lot of bikes in the scrapyard, but a DR was not one of them.

So well it was time to accept my fate, luckily there was the prospect of lots of beer!
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2015, 09:48:50 am »
ok cutting a long story short again:

Back a the guest house the owner, Mr Jason Foss, a big supper biker, offered to put in a couple of calls.

He came back with good news and bad news:

The good news:
He know a mechanic in Manzini (30km away) that does have e police DR he is working on.

The bad news:
He needs to give the bike back on Monday so he cannot give me the cove and replace it.

The result:
If I am willing to go and pick it up tomorrow morning and return it to him he will borrow it to me for the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Next moment Jason pulls his pride and joy (should have taken a pic of his bike) out of the work space, into the rain and tells me to get the bike in there, we need to remove that broken bolt still in the engine casing.

What a man!

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2015, 10:01:08 am »
Sunday morning:

Bolt out, filter cover on, oil filled up, and the DR was not leaking a single drop of oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

which led to the rest:
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2015, 10:05:24 am »
What a ride, there was some sweeping roads "waar die lus kon uithang", tight technical sections and views that will make any man say: NOU DIS HOEKOM EK N DONNERSE BIKE HET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2015, 10:38:17 am »
Great first Ride Report and what a lekka adventure :thumleft:

Kudo's for figuring out the solutions on the fly - surely an epic trip that will live in you memory forever  :ricky:
 

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2015, 03:23:08 pm »
Nice ride!  :thumleft: Could you please share the GPS tracks once done? Ta

Track (..intended any way) as requested - use at own risk. Would not recommend anything bigger than a 650. A Dakar will be a lekka workout - been there done that. Perfect XR terrain.

I've only scouted about half the track in total now, after 2 attempts, so don't be fooled by the distance.
The loop runs clockwise. The outbound leg to Mr Greenwoods (see waypoint) is pure magic. I need to refine the eastern return leg as there are too many boring district sections coming back towards the end.

Swaziland, jou lekker ding.

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2015, 03:41:59 pm »
Nice ride!  :thumleft: Could you please share the GPS tracks once done? Ta

Track (..intended any way) as requested - use at own risk. Would not recommend anything bigger than a 650. A Dakar will be a lekka workout - been there done that. Perfect XR terrain.

I've only scouted about half the track in total now, after 2 attempts, so don't be fooled by the distance.
The loop runs clockwise. The outbound leg to Mr Greenwoods (see waypoint) is pure magic. I need to refine the eastern return leg as there are too many boring district sections coming back towards the end.

Swaziland, jou lekker ding.

Thanks for the RR Jaco. 

 awe, die pap lekker dik aangemaak as ek dit so lees:pot:
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2015, 07:04:53 pm »
Lekker adventure

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2015, 09:34:40 pm »
 :sip: Lekker! I recognize some of those tracks!
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2015, 11:02:44 pm »
Nice ride!  :thumleft: Could you please share the GPS tracks once done? Ta

Track (..intended any way) as requested - use at own risk. Would not recommend anything bigger than a 650. A Dakar will be a lekka workout - been there done that. Perfect XR terrain.

I've only scouted about half the track in total now, after 2 attempts, so don't be fooled by the distance.
The loop runs clockwise. The outbound leg to Mr Greenwoods (see waypoint) is pure magic. I need to refine the eastern return leg as there are too many boring district sections coming back towards the end.

Swaziland, jou lekker ding.

Thanks for the RR Jaco. 

Thank you  :thumleft:. I'll take Husky 630.

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2015, 02:50:25 am »
Been riding there since 1978 -- ::)

Dakota and I will be there this week end again --Just love Swaziland  :thumleft:--Can get a hand  full after a lot of raining

Remember one year we raced there for three days solid in the rain was a messy affair  ::)
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2015, 09:34:14 am »
Yes blazes we bee having your tracks with some additions of our own flavour....

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2015, 11:30:14 am »
Blerrie briljante fixing of the problem julle ouens...hulle se mos 'n boer maak n plan!'
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2015, 01:53:09 pm »
Nice riding  :thumleft:
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Re: 2DR's a KLR and a XR-R goes to Swazi
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2015, 11:32:01 am »
Been riding there since 1978 -- ::)

Dakota and I will be there this week end again --Just love Swaziland  :thumleft:--Can get a hand  full after a lot of raining

Remember one year we raced there for three days solid in the rain was a messy affair  ::)

Unlce, hoe was Swazi laas naweek????

Ek sit nou en lees klomp ride reports, is darm nie gemaak om in die kantoor te sit nie!

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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